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How to Throw an Oscar Themed Party

The 2017 Oscars are coming up on February 26, 2017. Are you excited to watch? Want to get a group of friends together to watch it? Here are some fun tips for throwing an Oscar themed party!

  1. Make ballots and have everyone guess who or what will win each category. Give a prize to whoever is the closest at the end!
  2. Make an awesome snack spread of course. Be sure to include popcorn and decorate buckets for everyone with a printable label. Check out Pinterest for ideas for printables.
  3. Make a game out of the show. Make your own bingo cards and include things like when they show a certain celeb or when someone makes a joke about something. Be specific!
  4. Make your own Oscar statuettes to give out to winners of games!
  5. If you want people to come over before the Oscars begin or something to do during commercials, print out famous quotes from movies and have people guess who said them or what movie they are from.
  6. Serve some champagne of course! Serve a nonalcoholic bubbly drink for non-drinkers or younger folks too.
  7. Use gold everything: plates, utensils, decorations, straws, cups, etc.
  8. You can also ask people to come dressed in according to the theme. Pajamas and pearls could be fun or ask people to wear something fancy!

Don’t forget to read about the nominees. You could get some inspiration from them:




“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hell or High Water”

“Hidden Figures”

“La La Land”


“Manchester by the Sea”




Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”

Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”

Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

Actor in a leading role:

Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”

Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”

Denzel Washington, “Fences”

Actor in a supporting role:

Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”

Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”

Dev Patel, “Lion”

Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”

Actress in a leading role:

Emma Stone, “La La Land”

Natalie Portman, “Jackie”

Ruth Negga, “Loving”

Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”

Actress in a supporting role:

Viola Davis, “Fences”

Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”

Nicole Kidman, “Lion”

Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”

Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

Adapted Screenplay:

“Lion,” by Luke Davis

“Arrival,” by Eric Heisserer

“Moonlight,” by Barry Jenkins

“Hidden Figures,” by Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder

“Fences,” by August Wilson

Original Screenplay:

“Manchester by the Sea,” by Kenneth Lonergan

“Hell or High Water,” by Taylor Sheridan

“La La Land,” by Damien Chazelle

“20th Century Women,” Mike Mills

“The Lobster,” by Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos


Bradford Young, “Arrival”

Linus Sandgren,“La La Land”

Greig Fraser, “Lion”

James Laxton, “Moonlight”

Rodrigo Prieto, “Silence”

Documentary feature:

“Fire at Sea”

“I am Not Your Negro”

“Life, Animated”

“OJ: Made in America”


Documentary short:


“4.1 miles”

“Joe’s Violins”

“Watani: My Homeland”

“The White Helmets”

Foreign language film:

“Toni Erdmann,” Germany

“The Salesman,” Iran

“A Man Called Ove,” Sweden

“Tanna,” Australia

“Land of Mine,” Denmark

Sound editing:


“Deepwater Horizon”

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“La La Land”


Sound mixing:


“Hacksaw Ridge”

“La La Land”

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

“13 Hours”

Original score:

Justin Hurwitz, “La La Land”

Mica Levi, “Jackie”

Nicholas Britell, “Moonlight”

Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O’Halloran, “Lion”

Thomas Newman, “Passengers”

Original song:


“City of Stars” (“La La Land”)

“How Far I’ll Go” (“Moana”)

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” (“La La Land”)

“The Empty Chair” (“Jim: The James Foley Story”)

“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (“Trolls”)

Production design:

“Arrival” (Patrice Vermette, Paul Hotte)

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock)

“Hail, Caesar!” (Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh)

“La La Land” (David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco)

“Passengers” (Guy Hendrix Dyas, Gene Serdena)

Visual effects:

“Deepwater Horizon”

“Doctor Strange”

“The Jungle Book”

“Kubo and the Two Strings”

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Makeup and hairstyling:

“A Man Called Ove”

“Star Trek Beyond”

“Suicide Squad”

Costume design:

Mary Zophres, “La La Land”

Madeline Fontaine, “Jackie”

Consolata Boyle, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Colleen Atwood, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Joanna Johnston, “Allied”

Film Editing:


“Hell or High Water”

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“La La Land”


Live-action short:

“Ennemis intérieurs,” Selim Azzazi

“La femme et le TGV,” Timo von Gunten

“Silent Nights,” Aske Bang, Kim Magnusson

“Sing,” Kristof Deák, Anna Udvardy

“Timecode,” Juanjo Gimenez

Animated Short Film:

“Blind Vaysha”

“Borrowed Time”

“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”



Animated Feature Film:

“Kubo and the Two Strings”


“My Life as a Zucchini”

“The Red Turtle”


Do you usually watch the Oscars? Which movies are your favorite this year? Do you plan on having an Oscar themed party? Which tips were your favorite?

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing